KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Kansas City neighborhood.
Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charges Wednesday against Brandon Howell.
He also faces charges of first-degree assault, burglary, car theft and felon in possession of a firearm for critically injuring two others in south Kansas City.
Police also said Howell assaulted three people at a north-side motel.
Investigators said 88-year-old Alice Hurst, her 63-year-old son Darrel Hurst and 69-year-old Susan Choucroun were shot and killed during an attempted car theft.
Howell was arrested shortly before midnight Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting three people at a motel.
An SUV that went missing from the scene of the fatal shootings was found a few blocks from the motel.